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A deposit that can be withdrawn at any time without advance notice. The most common type is the checking account. Bank demand deposit drafts or checks are considered negotiable instruments as defined by the Uniform Commercial Code.
CD interest rates were, by and large, unchanged for the week. The best short term CD rates increased in yields slightly while long term CD rates moved lower. Overall, the average rate for the top ten best CD interest rates remained in check. The Selectcdrates.com composite CD rate which measures the top ten highest CD
More and more banking takes place in real time. This doesn’t mean that your paychecks will clear and be available the minute you deposit them, but it does mean that if you deposit the check at an ATM you may very well see a record of that deposit online by the time you get
Changes in bank rates on both lending and savings side were very limited in the shortened week that ended November 11, 2011. Treasury rates also showed very little activity for the week with most maturities have current yields that stayed within two basis points or 2/100’s of a percent from the prior week’s closing yield.
Also known as variable-rate mortgages. Home mortgages that have an initial interest rate is usually below that of conventional fixed-rate loans. The interest rate may change over the life of the loan as market conditions change. There is typically a maximum or ceiling and a minimum or floor defined in the loan
Electronic check conversion is a process in which your check is used as a source of information–for the check number, your account number, and the number that identifies your financial institution. The information is then used to make a one-time electronic payment from your account, an electronic fund transfer. The check itself is
Watertown Savings Bank is a Massachusetts based bank offering a number consumer loan products including mortgage loans. The bank has been operating in the Bay State since 1870 and provides home loans for purchases and refinances predominantly along the eastern region of the state. Watertown Savings Bank has nine bank branch offices with the bank’s
The difference in the amount of interest sensitive assets and interest sensitive liabilities during a specific time. This may be performed by measuring the loans at a bank against the CDs, money market accounts and other savings products maturing at a certain time. A negative gap would be the result of more interest
Housing starts in November were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 625,000. This is 18.9 percent below the revised October estimate of 771,000 and is 47.0 percent below the revised November 2007 rate of 1,179,000. November 2008 housing starts down for 47% from November 2007. In normal times the stock market would plummet and
The FDIC has just released its quarterly report on banking. This report is the third quarter summary of financial results for all FDIC-insured institutions. The income aspect of the report summarized the banking story of 2008. The quarterly review concluded that Commercial banks and savings institutions insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) reported
BankIowa opened in 1921 as Farmers State Savings Bank in Iowa. In June of 1998, Farmers State Savings Bank changed its name to BankIowa. The bank presently has ten branches in seven Iowa communities. The branches are located in Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Independence, Jesup, Lamont, Norway and Waterloo Iowa.
BankIowa is an independent and locally
A record of how a person has borrowed and repaid debt.
A common ownership of personal or real property by two or more individuals. The ownership can be held as joint tenants, tenants in common or tenants by the entirety.
All of Texas knows the Longhorns were winners. We found a bank in Austin that is also a winner. Not only does this Texas bank have great products and services, including some of the best CD rates, but the President of the bank is also an alumnus of the University of Texas. An alumnus who
It can be very difficult for either you or your bank to tell. Your bank also may not be able to determine that the check is fraudulent when you deposit it. Rather, your bank may learn of the problem only when the check is returned unpaid by the other bank – which may
Encoding errors are generally handled by adjustments sent between banks. You should notify your bank so they can investigate the error. Generally, national banks require you to notify them of any error(s) within 30 days after the statement date. However, the time period for this prompt notification may vary by bank and State.
The November 23, 2008 Chicago Sun-Times holds an ad by Bridgeview Bank promoting a new style bank account. The copy in the body of the bank ad reads, “Introducing a new way to think about how you bank, save and spend money”. The bank account offers a 4.00% interest rate that allows deposit and withdrawal
For short term CD rates, Ocean Bank is posting the best CD rates in Florida. Ocean Bank has a promotion running for a 7 month term CD with a rate of 4.40%. On top of that rate, the bank also offers a 13 month CD yielding 4.50%. The minimum deposit is $2,500.00. Since this is
Mutual funds and closed-end funds also are required to have statements of additional information (SAIs). Although money market funds are not required to provide investors with the SAI, they must give investors the SAI upon request and without charge.
The SAI conveys information about the fund that is not necessarily needed by investors to make an